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London students appeal for Veg-education with app Yum! In finals of fifth Apps for Good Awards
Six students from Weston Park Primary school, have beaten hundreds of applicants to be finalists in the national Apps for Good Awards, for their app Yum! The app aims to educate children about the nutritional value of different foods and make healthy choices. Yum! has been entered into the Sustainable Communities category, powered by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
- Selected from hundreds of applicants from across the UK, the team behind will now pitch their app idea to a panel of industry leaders at the annual Apps for Good Awards, to be held on 20th June at the Barbican in London.
- Now in its fifth year, the Awards recognise and celebrate young entrepreneurs. Any students who study the free Apps for Good course – currently being delivered in 1,000 schools nationwide – are able to enter the awards in order to have the chance to work with a professional development agency and have their app launched on the market. The Yum! team are now down to the final three and competing against two other teams in their category in the hope that their app can be the one that is brought to life in 2017.
- The team is made up of: Orlando Valman (11), Noah Brogan (11), Arno Hahn (11), Barney Pinder (11), Archie Heron (11), and Jack Richards (11), who all took part in the Apps for Good course in their school, Weston Park Primary School.
The boys teacher, Trevor Matthews commented;
“Our team behind Yum! are delighted that their hard work and creativity have been recognised as Apps for Good finals. They are very excited at the prospect of attending the event and pitching to the Dragons about their healthy eating app.”
Debbie Forster, co-CEO of Apps for Good explains,
“Massive congratulations to Yum! for becoming a finalist in this year’s Apps for Good Awards. The calibre of apps submitted from across the country was, once again, phenomenal, and proves we have a generation of very bright young digital makers, bursting with ideas and ready to thrive in a tech driven future.
Our mission at Apps for Good is to equip these young people with the skills to allow them to move from being technology consumers to technology creators. We wish Yum! and all of the other finalists, the best of luck for the Awards ceremony”
The Sustainable Communities category is sponsored by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. David Edmonds, Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation commented:
“Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a hub for innovation and sustainability and we are delighted to support the Apps for Good Awards 2016. We look forward to seeing the finalists entries.”